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June 4, 1987 | SARA FRITZ and KAREN TUMULTY, Times Staff Writers
A secret $200,000 fund was created from the profits of the Iran- contra affair to provide for the family of former White House aide Oliver L. North, the operation's money manager told Senate and House investigating committees on Wednesday. In addition, Albert A.
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September 12, 2011 | By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times
A plan approved Sunday by Libya's transitional leadership team to bring rebel fighters under civilian authority has stoked tension between the new civilian leadership and the rebel commander whose troops patrol the city. The dispute involves two of post-revolutionary Libya's best-known figures — Mahmoud Jibril, who serves as a kind of interim prime minister, and Abdel-Hakim Belhaj, Tripoli's top rebel military leader. Their differing backgrounds give some hint of the diversity of leadership in the new Libya.
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February 23, 2002
Orpheum Theatre--An incorrect phone number for the Orpheum Theatre appeared in the Sunday Calendar pop music listings and in a Thursday Calendar Weekend story on singers Khaled and Hakim. The correct number is (213) 749-5171.
WORLD
September 7, 2011 | Jeffrey Fleishman and Amro Hassan, Los Angeles Times
A senior Egyptian police official was charged with perjury Wednesday after testifying in the trial of former President Hosni Mubarak that security forces did not use live ammunition against protesters in the revolution that overthrew the leader. The decision by Judge Ahmed Refaat to charge the officer bolstered the prosecution, which over two days has been embarrassed by key witnesses who are said to have recanted earlier statements implicating Mubarak's regime. Families of hundreds of victims reportedly shot by police last winter fear that the deposed president, charged with complicity to commit murder, may be not be convicted.
NEWS
November 7, 1987 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, Times Staff Writer
In a blow to Iran-Contra prosecutors, a federal appeals court reversed a contempt citation Friday that would have sent Iranian-American financier Albert A. Hakim to jail for refusing to turn over the records of eight foreign companies that were used to funnel U.S. weapons to Iran. A three-judge panel, including President Reagan's Supreme Court nominee Douglas H. Ginsburg, ruled that independent counsel Lawrence E.
NEWS
September 4, 1987
Iranian-American businessman Albert A. Hakim is a target of the Iran- contra grand jury's investigation and would incriminate himself if compelled to produce records of alleged covert arms deals, his attorney told an appeals court. Hakim, 50, is appealing a contempt of court citation for his refusal to give independent counsel Lawrence E. Walsh records of Swiss-based corporations he operated with retired Maj. Gen. Richard V. Secord.
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May 26, 1987 | United Press International
The congressional committee investigating the Iran- contra scandal has delayed an appearance by Albert Hakim, the Iranian-born arms dealer considered a key figure in the scandal, sources said today. Hakim was scheduled to testify Wednesday when the committee resumes its hearings after the Memorial Day recess, but his appearance was postponed and no new date set.
NEWS
September 3, 1987 | United Press International
A lawyer for arms dealer Albert Hakim, revealing today that his client is a target of the Iran- contra investigation, claimed that Hakim has a Fifth Amendment right to refuse to surrender foreign corporate records linked to the scandal. Hakim, the financier of the Iran-contra scandal, is the latest figure in the foreign policy affair to lodge a challenge in federal court against independent prosecutor Lawrence E. Walsh. Appearing before the U.S.
NEWS
March 24, 1987 | Associated Press
An Iranian-American businessman who helped arrange the Iranian arms deals was ordered by a federal judge Monday to testify before the Senate panel investigating the Iran- contra affair. Albert A. Hakim, 50, was ordered by U.S. District Judge Aubrey E. Robinson Jr. to testify under a grant of limited immunity from prosecution. The order takes effect April 10. 20-Day Delay Granted Robinson granted a 20-day delay at the request of Lawrence E.
NEWS
December 20, 1986 | From a Times Staff Writer
A lawyer who told authorities last week that his file on Iranian arms dealer Albert A. Hakim had been stolen in a burglary said Friday that it has mysteriously been returned. Santa Clara County sheriff's investigators said they would continue their investigation of the reported burglary at the office of Silicon Valley lawyer Horace E. Dunbar. "Right now we're kind of at a crossroads. We're not sure what to do," said Lt. T. K. Davis, a sheriff's spokesman.
WORLD
September 4, 2011 | By Patrick J. McDonnell and Ken Dilanian, Los Angeles Times
The sometimes odd contortions of U.S. policy in the Islamic world have seen a new twist in the strange case of Abdel-Hakim Belhadj. A few years ago, documents show, Belhadj was a wanted Islamic militant whom the CIA handed over for "debriefing" to the government of Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi, then an ally in the fight against terrorism. Today, Belhadj is a top military commander in the provisional Libyan government and Kadafi is on the run, his government toppled, in part, by U.S. and allied airstrikes.
WORLD
March 21, 2010 | By Ned Parker and Raheem Salman
A cluster of men descends on Hakim Zamili at Friday prayers in Sadr City. The politician, once accused of running death squads out of Iraq's Health Ministry, graciously accepts their embraces, while his bodyguards form a ring around him to prevent him from being crushed. In this Shiite Muslim neighborhood of Baghdad, people cheer Zamili like a conquering hero; outside its blast walls and checkpoints, many revile him. He represents the very paradoxes at the heart of Shiite cleric Muqtada Sadr's movement, which is poised to play a significant role in the selection of the country's next prime minister.
WORLD
September 1, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
The son of the late leader of Iraq's largest Shiite Muslim political party took the reins of the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council, a party official said. The choice of Ammar Hakim to succeed his father, Abdelaziz Hakim, was widely expected. But there have been questions whether the relatively inexperienced son can hold the group together during a politically sensitive time. The late Hakim was a symbol to the Shiite political majority of the victory over Saddam Hussein's Sunni-led regime, but the party did poorly in many parts of the Shiite south in local elections this year.
WORLD
August 27, 2009 | Liz Sly
The death of political and religious leader Abdelaziz Hakim on Wednesday heralded a new era of uncertainty in Iraq's Shiite Muslim politics as the country heads toward national elections early next year. Hakim, who headed the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council, died in a Tehran hospital after a long battle with lung cancer. He was 59. The Shiite leader was a towering figure in the Iraqi political landscape after the U.S.-led invasion in 2003. He led a coalition of Shiite parties to victory in the 2005 elections while juggling his close relationships with both Washington and Tehran.
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April 9, 2009 | Saad Fakhrildeen and Ned Parker
All of the past is alive in Najaf's winding alleys, and none of it is forgotten by Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Hakim, who grins frequently and seems to delight in contradiction, as if his own suffering made him accept the paradoxes around him. In this Shiite Muslim holy city, Saddam Hussein stripped away clerics' rights and harassed, imprisoned and killed them. Hakim, a scion of one of the country's most prominent religious families, managed to survive prison and wars. After the U.S.
WORLD
August 30, 2007 | Alexandra Zavis, Times Staff Writer
When a Shiite religious leader's phalanx was waved through a security cordon and into the Imam Hussein shrine in Karbala on Monday night, a crowd of rival militiamen grew incensed, sparking fighting that claimed the lives of at least 50 people and left parts of the holy city smoldering. The man at the center of it was a soft-spoken 36-year-old cleric who has emerged this summer as the likely next head of the party that is the United States' most powerful political ally in Iraq.
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February 2, 1990 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Albert A. Hakim, who arranged arms shipments to Iran as part of a scheme to fund the Nicaraguan Contras, was sentenced Thursday to two years' probation and a $5,000 fine. The Iranian-born businessman also agreed to give up his claim to $7.3 million in profits from the arms sales--profits that have been lodged in frozen Swiss bank accounts since 1986. Under an agreement with prosecutors, the U.S. government can now lay claim to the money.
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March 21, 1988 | United Press International
The independent counsel in the Iran-Contra case has evidence that retired Maj. Gen. Richard V. Secord and Albert A. Hakim, his Iranian-born business partner, used nearly $1 million from the proceeds of the Iran arms sales for their personal gain, the Chicago Tribune reported today. Independent counsel Lawrence E.
WORLD
February 14, 2005 | T. Christian Miller, Times Staff Writer
The triumph of a Shiite Muslim slate in Iraq's national elections is a victory for one of the nation's most enigmatic figures and a consistent critic of U.S. policy: senior cleric Abdelaziz Hakim. Hakim leads the Supreme Council of the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, the most powerful party on the United Iraqi Alliance slate, which claimed about half the seats in the transitional National Assembly.
WORLD
August 30, 2003 | Chris Kraul, Times Staff Writer
A month after the U.S. and its allies toppled Saddam Hussein, Ayatollah Mohammed Bakr Hakim returned to Iraq, heading to his birthplace, the holy city of Najaf, ending more than two decades in exile in Iran. Thousands of children offered sticky sweets and adults cheered the motorcade bringing Hakim across the border to Basra, where he had engineered unsuccessful revolts that cost thousands of lives.
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